At the cusp of a new job (though I wouldn’t count the chickens just yet), I’ve pretty much decided that we should move from our current apartment to some place else. Partly to get out of our rut, and partly to be closer to our respective jobs. I’ve perused the listings on Craigslist, and it has sent my brain into a tizzy. I’m left wondering about which neighborhood I want to be in, how much exactly can I afford, and whether having a decent kitchen is really that important (I’ve decided — it really is). We’re looking for a 1 bedroom specifically, and before I start venturing eastward for rental opportunities, I wanted to give the City a chance. The Sunset and Richmond are favorites, with Noe Valley and Haight a close second. However, I’m open to other neighborhoods depending on the location.
So I guess the question is: How did YOU find your current abode? Through Craigslist? A friend? Any recommendations on how to go about the apartment-hunting process? Tell me your stories.